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2013 - Teacher Hall of Fame Inductee
Mr. Keller was an educator, athlete, scholar, husband, father, U.S. Navy Veteran, humanitarian and a friend to all that knew him. He was a 1948 graduate of Calumet City high school in Illinois.
He was Illinois all-state football in 1947 and captain of the football team. Russ was an outstanding wrestler. He was a member of the National Honor Society. Russ went on to graduate from Indiana University (Cum Laude HPER-IU) in 1953. He helped organize the first ever “little 500” at IU and served as team captain for the winning 1951 team. Russ served in the United States Navy. Russ was also inducted into the Indiana Wrestling Hall of Fame. A seven acre park in Crown Point, along with the sports complex at Colonel Wheeler Middle school is named after him.
Russ taught and coached at Crown Point high school then followed that with a stint at Taft Junior high school.
2012 - Teacher Hall of Fame Inductee
Paul J. Georgas
Taught from 1956 to 1994 Served as an Art Teacher, Teacher Mentor, and Crown Point High School Administrator
Paul is a native of Hammond, born November 29, 1928, to parents John and Mary (Thiel) Georgas. He is a graduate of Hammond High School. Paul entered Indiana University, Bloomington, in the fall of 1950, and majored in art education. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1954 and a Master of Arts degree in 1959, both, from the Bloomington campus. He, also, attended Purdue University Calumet and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.
2011 - Teacher Hall of Fame Inductee
Robert H. Conard taught from August 1965 through June 2003 in the Crown Point School District. He taught Chemistry, AP Chemistry, and Algebra I. Mr. Conard was the Assistant Track Coach and Cross Country Coach.
Leon Alan Dean was the Future Farmers of America Sponsor. How many of you had Mr. Dean to thank for your Drivers Education? I am one of those that earned my driver‟s license with the help of Mr. Dean. He also taught Vocational Agriculture and Vocational Horticulture.
Jerry Holcomb taught our students Government, Economics, World Affairs, Humanities/Senior English, and American Studies from August 1972 through June 2001. Mr. Holcomb served as the JV/Varsity Softball Coach, Boys‟ Cross Country Assistant Coach, and Sponsored the Girls Varsity Club.
Donna Moser was an English 1, 2, 3, and 4 teacher. She also taught American Literature, Advanced Composition, Grammar, and World Literature from August 1970 through June 1996. Ms. Moser also served as the Junior Class Sponsor and Prom Sponsor.
Marilee Thanholdt was one of our high school teachers from August 1959 through June 1995. She taught 9th grade English, Advanced Composition, American Literature, Junior Level non-college English and Speech. She served as Sponsor to Sunshine Society and Speech and Debate Clubs.
Michael S. Wade taught from August 1971 through June 1985. He was Choir Director for Acapella, Women‟s and Men‟s Choirs, Mixed Choir, Madrigal Singers, show Choir, Musical Theater Productions, and the Scholarship Talent Show.